Happy New Year! 2012

Festive Friday! Tomorrow is New Years eve so this post is a tad early…

Totally delicious Christmas! Lots of good stuff to eat and family to share it with :0)

The only shadow on the festivities was the very late night visit to the emergency ward with my 85 yr old MiL, the wednesday before Christmas. After enduring horrendous pain for several hours, having been given antibiotics and pain meds she recovered sufficiently to be sent home at 4:30 am, with an appointment for and ultrasound… turns out a bunch of gallstone had set up housekeeping :0( The boys were beside themselves with worry. My FiL passed many years ago, I am so lucky to have both of my parents! Well removal is to be sometime in late January, an infection needs to be treated before this can happen, still it is like having a time bomb in your backyard.

Meanwhile we bravely continued with the festivities, enjoying the lull in the storm. My family knowing what a knitting fanatic I am, were so incredibly kind and thoughtful with their gifts :0)

Just the knitting related gifts

I was so lucky DH got me the most wonderful prezies!  Book (see review here)and an online subscription to “Creative Knitting”

Knitter’s Pride Nova Interchangeable Deluxe Set of knitting needles. Started  Bandana Cowl for BiL’s Birthday January 4,2012

And Knitter’s Pride sock needles, I cast on a new pair of socks on boxing day. Just love both sets of needles! I have used addi-turbos and like them too, but I have to admit these are just as good and more versitile :0) My parents gave me a lovely knitting bag, and 2 excellent knitting books.

Beautiful sock patterns and and intersting layout. (see review here)

and

Very interesting book and informative includes a DVD with Ann Budd. Very disappointed in the camera work, often action shown from front of the knitter, rather than over the shoulder, and Ann Budd is knitting cross hand which may be confusing as there are almost no close ups to see what is happening with the various techniques. (See the rest of the review of this book here)

Other not knitting related gifts to numerous to mention :0) DH loved his Christmas Stocking, Handmade gifts were a delight to all recipients…

New Years Eve we are going out for an early supper then home for some movie watching till midnight then cheers and to bed. As you can tell we are party animals. New Years Day the family dinner here, and much visiting by all.

I will close this post hopeing you had a Merry Christmas and with best wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Join our many friends for the New Years Blog party at Tami’s

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon (witchyknits)
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 13:47:02

    Wonderful gifts! I hope all is well with your MIL and that she’ll have a speedy recovery! Have a Happy New Year and enjoy your new knitting gifts!

    Reply

  2. sarahfay
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 17:22:51

    Hope your MiL does well. Sounds like you had an eventful Holiday! Happy New Year’s!

    Reply

  3. Underground Crafter
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 17:26:26

    I’m sending my well wishes to your MIL.

    Great gifts! I love the 400 Knitting Stitches – it is one of my go to knitting stitch guides.

    Happy New Year!

    Reply

  4. chrisknits
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 17:47:59

    Lucky Girl! I got no knitting related items this year. Boo! Oh well, it’s not like I really needed anything, but it’s always fun to get.

    Reply

  5. Jaynicknitknacks
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 18:12:20

    Wow. Lucky you. What lovely presents.
    Hope your MIL is ok. My dad had that earlier in the year. They removed a whole bag of stones (literally! Yuck!!) and he’s right as rain now.

    Reply

    • kitenswithmittens
      Dec 31, 2011 @ 09:01:07

      This time last year it was my Dad, only difference that was emergency surgery. It has taken about a year for him to regain his strenght and vitality.
      Hopeing things will be easier for MiL

      Reply

  6. vivian
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 23:06:32

    What wonderful knitterly gifts you got! Hope your MIL is coping well with her stones and infection. Wishing you a peaceful new year!

    Reply

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